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Koh Chang


Koh Chang

 

Koh Chang

 

Mu Koh Chang National Park or popularly known as Koh Chang is located in Laem Ngop, Trat Province and is the eastern border province of Thailand. Koh Chang is the largest island in the Gulf of Thailand. And is the second largest island in the country after Phuket, with a total area of ​​268,125 rai. From the arrangement of the islands, large and small, including more than 52 islands, it looks like a herd of elephants walking together. That is why the islands are called Koh Chang. Most of the characteristics of Koh Chang are high mountain terrain. There are complex rocks. The highest peak is Khao Salak Phet. Koh Chang also has a rich forest. And because most of the island's area is evergreen forest, many waterfalls are formed.

which tourists can come to Koh Chang all year round. But during the tourist season here is inevitable during the summer. For here, although it is summer, the weather on the island is not very hot. Because most of the area is evergreen forest with high mountains, it is the source of many streams. including various waterfalls on the island The flat area at the foot of the mountain is the area for planting rubber and fruit of the villagers who live on the island. such as pineapples, watermelons, durians, etc. There are also 8 villages, namely Salak Phet, Salak Kok, Jek Bae, Ban Dan Mai, Klong Son, Klong Prao, Khlong Nonsi and Ban Bang Bao. There are government offices, districts, police stations, hospitals and the location of the Koh Chang National Park. Some areas are still places to stay, restaurants, and entertainment venues. To serve tourists who visit as well.

 

 

Traveling

 

"Traveling to Koh Chang Coming to Trat province is about 300 kilometers, it takes quite some time to travel. Along the way, tourists can stop for a coffee break at Luang Pu Fresh Coffee, L.P Coffee, a beautiful shop with a good atmosphere. There are a variety of drinks to choose from on the menu. On the way from Rayong to Chanthaburi The shop is located on Highway No. 3, opposite the intersection to Tamnan Pa shop. There is a sign clearly indicating the name of the shop. After taking a break, drive straight to Trat Province to Laem Ngop. There are 2 ferry piers here: Koh Chang Pier, Ao Thammachat Ferry and Center Point Ferry Pier. A personal car can be crossed. The roads on the island are comfortable. But there are some sections where the road is quite steep, so drive with caution. Importantly, this island has all the amenities."

Tourist Attraction

 

1. Klong Prao Beach

"Klong Prao Beach is located on the west side of Koh Chang, about 4 kilometers from the white sand beach. The character of Klong Prao Beach starts from Laem Chai Chet Yao to Kai Bae Beach. The beach has a shady atmosphere full of coconut trees. The beach area is lined with resorts and restaurants. but not congested It still maintains the tranquility and privacy to be good enough. It is very suitable for traveling to relax, wading in the sand, swimming in the clear water. Or maybe invite friends It's not cool to play sports on the beach, too."

2. Kai Bae Beach

"Kai Bae Beach is located 15 kilometers from Ao Sapparot Pier, smaller and next to Klong Prao Beach. It's a popular place to come and watch the sunset. The viewpoint is located in the west. You can clearly see the colorful sunset. You can also see the beauty of Koh Mun Nai. Koh Mun Nork, Koh Pli and Koh Yuak as well. So if anyone who wants a quiet relaxing time There is a beach where you can swim. or want to lie down in the sun comfortably Kai Bae Beach is considered to be able to meet all needs perfectly."

3. Thanam Beach

"Tha Nam Beach or Lonely Beach is a large bay. There is a long sandy beach to the end of the pier. It is another place that is suitable for tourists who want to escape all forms of hustle and bustle. Come sit and sit and listen to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore. Looking at the longest seaside atmosphere as far as the eye can see or to swim in the clear blue sea Giving a cool feeling, it seems to fit here, giving an atmosphere of privacy in a way that can't be found anywhere else. In addition, most tourists tend to come to watch the sunset together, the atmosphere is very romantic. It can be said that it is very suitable for anyone who wants to relax on a long vacation. and living together with fellow travelers at Tha Nam Beach"

 

 

4. Naval War Memorial

"The Naval War Memorial is a place to visit valuable historical stories. It is located in the southern part of Koh Chang near Salak Phet Bay. which is the area where the conflict between Thailand and France occurs on the eastern border dispute In the past, the Thai side was able to drive the enemy to retreat. but lost 3 HMS warships is the HTMS Songkhla HTMS Chonburi and HTMS Thonburi They also lost 36 sailors. The area inside is the location of the monument of Krom Luang Chumphon Khet Udomsak. Facing the naval battle area, Koh Chang, below the monument is also a museum designed to resemble a replica of a warship. To commemorate the story of the battle between the Thai Navy and the French Navy Also on January 17th of every year The Royal Thai Navy also holds an annual merit-making day to dedicate the merits to the Thai Navy who have sacrificed their lives in defense of Thailand. This place has become a historical tourist attraction. and is respected by the people in the area including tourists"

5. Than Mayom Waterfall

"Than Mayom Waterfall Than Mayom Waterfall is located in Mu Ko Chang National Park. The path to walk to the waterfall is not very difficult. Which is considered a special thing here. Than Mayom Waterfall is a medium-sized 4-tiered waterfall with a stream of water flowing down through the layers. along the black granite slit The surrounding area is an evergreen forest. There are also steep cliffs that are almost perpendicular. cool weather Perfect for camping, waterfalls and hiking. The first level of the waterfall has a basin in front that is not very high, the 2nd level waterfall is slightly higher, while the 3rd and 4th levels are quite long distances, making it difficult to travel. The park has made a long trekking route. For tourists who are interested in trekking Including having to have an officer to guide you along for safety"

6. Thai Elephant House

"Thai Elephant House Ban Chang Thai is another place that elephant lovers will appreciate. I want tourists to come to experience a new experience with a view on the back of an elephant that you may not have seen before. Moreover, Ban Chang also has fun activities. Let us try to do such as elephant riding activities. Or bathe the elephants, etc. There is also a show showing the special abilities of the little elephants painting, dancing, or having a massage, I assure you that anyone who travels here will be impressed. Along with photos, definitely go back full of bags."

 

 

 

Activity

Koh Chang has a variety of activities to choose from depending on your preferences, such as swimming at the beach, visiting waterfalls, mountain climbing, trekking, elephant trekking, agro-tourism, sailing, fishing, squid or going to snorkel amongst the colorful fish. Eye by Koh Rang or Koh Wai Here, the water is so beautiful and clear that you can see fish and coral clearly. Just bring the boat to a stop at the dive site, the stone-patterned gourami came out to welcome each other in abundance that can be seen even on the boat is a very impressive sight for visitors. And when diving down, you can see a variety of fish such as parrotfish, puffer fish, chicks. Red Indian clownfish, anemones, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, etc. It looks like we are swimming in a large tank.

 

 

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